Brick Mansions (2014)

Brick Mansions - Undercover and never outgunned.

Brick Mansions

Paul Walker————————-Damien Collier
David Belle————————–Lino
Robert Diggs————————Tremaine Alexander
Gouchy Boy————————-K2
Catalina Denis———————–Lola
Ayisha Issa————————–Rayzah

Directed by Camille Delamarre.
Screenplay by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri.

Damien Collier (Walker) is an undercover Detroit police officer who goes into a sectioned off area within Detroit known as Brick Mansions. He enters the area looking for a drug lord named Tremaine Alexander (Diggs) who has recently got his hands on a very powerful bomb. Alexander is going to use the bomb to ransom the city and Collier is going to try and stop him with the help of the acrobatic Lino (Belle). This movie has flaws all over the place but none bigger than Alexander who at the beginning of the movie does not hesitate to indiscriminately shoot random henchmen and by the end of the movie he is portrayed as a good guy. I unfortunately can remember all the way back to the first act of a 90 minute movie where he was a cold blooded killer. Yes, you have to check your brain out at the door, so forget the plot and enjoy some good action. David Belle provides us with another demonstration of “Parkour” throughout this movie but his introduction was a chase definitely worth watching. Sebastien Foucan did a similar chase in Casino Royale, which was very impressive. David Belle and Sebastien Foucan are two of the three founders of Parkour. This was Paul Walkers’ final film and in an interview he stated that he would be happy if people thought “Brick Mansions” was worth the price of admission. Well it was worth the price of admission. Rest in peace, Paul. Paul Walker (1973-2013).

Runtime: 90 Minutes

Production Budget: $28,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.

CC Rating: 6 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: This is his debut full length feature film.

If you liked this try: Casino Royale, Escape From New York, The Transporter.